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Faulkner v Conroy

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, is getting a lot of negative press in the blogosphere for his idiotic insistence on pressing ahead with an idiotic internet censorship scheme. Rightly so – it will infantilise … Continue reading

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Resale royalties

I’ve been reading a recent House of Representatives standing committee report on the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Bill 2008 *. Essentially, it looks at the implementation and possible consequences of the proposed legislation to give a proportion of … Continue reading

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More police = less crime

The International Review of Law and Economics has published an interesting study by Ming-Jen Lin in Taiwan. Lin has tried to tease a small thread from the complex fabric of social science in order to find out if the intuitive … Continue reading

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Should Australian judges be popularly elected?

This was the question John Humphreys raised recently, arguing in favour of it. His reasoning was that the popular election of judges would generate better outcomes because the Laura Norder bias of the general public would counterbalance the incentives he … Continue reading

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Fred Nile doesn’t like breasts

Breasts on display on beaches, that is. Nothing really surprising there, except that he is dressing up his wowserism in the guise of cultural sensitivity to Muslims. Yeah, sure, Fred *. It’s not like you tried to stop Muslim immigration … Continue reading

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The right rights

My topic for today is human rights (see previous post), and now I want to air some ideas about the actual make-up of any bill of rights, and my thoughts and concerns about them. I’m no expert – in fact … Continue reading

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Rights and wrongs

There has been plenty of buzz in the blogosphere recently (for example here and here) about the Rudd government’s consultation of the public about a mooted Australian bill of human rights. The issue is also getting some attention in the … Continue reading

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